A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Mayor Muriel Bowser is running for reelection in 2018 and wants to keep the good times rolling—especially for real estate developers and restaurant owners. Now she’s got her first challenger, a yoga teacher and Rockville native named Dustin Canter, who wants to “be a mayor for everyone.” One way he’ll do this is by attempting to crash on couches in all eight wards in the months leading up to the election.


  • Confederate flag posters decorated with cotton stalks found on AU bulletin boards. [Post, WTOP]

  • Georgetown Law students disinvited from a Jeff Sessions speech on campus. [DCist]

  • Two firefighters injured in two-alarm blaze at Ecuadorian embassy. [Post]

  • Ten D.C. police officers head to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts. [DCist]

  • Coming soon: a podcast about the 2015 “Mansion Murders.” [Fox5]

  • Powell Elementary parents worry about traffic safety in front of school. [NBC4]

  • Woman claims she was attacked by a group of unprovoked girls in Eckington. [Fox5]

  • What’s happening to your favorite Metro bus route? [GGW]

  • In Bryce Harper’s return, Nats lose to Phillies. [Post]

  • Tip: Don’t spray imitation orange juice at your bus driver. [WUSA9]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • There’s an increase in complaints over police searches. [Post]

  • Little Rock Nine members gather and reflect at African American History Museum.[ABC7]

  • Gonzaga to own up to its ties to slavery. [Post]

  • Commute times continue to rise. D.C. is second only to New York. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • And cost of traffic “hotspots” ranks third behind New York and Los Angeles. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How Sweet Beathe cat is preparing for her Shakespeare Theatre debut. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelletour Adams Morgan while shooting Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. [WTOP]

  • The Anacostia Community Museum deals with gentrification as the neighborhood around it changes. [WAMU]

  • According to The Deuce, the half-smokes are better in New York City. [Washingtonian]

  • Coming soon to the National Mall: A 45-foot sculpture of a nude woman, which will be lit on fire. [DCist]

  • Check out photos from Saturday’s Alley-Oop Murals and Music Festival. [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Stop sucking and go naked. [WCP]

  • Adam Greenberg is cooking at Maxwell Park this fall. [WCP]

  • The latest edition of the least douchey bars in D.C. list.  [BYT]

  • Meet DBGB Kitchen + Bar’s new chef. [Washingtonian]

  • District Distillingexplains why its gin includes fancy juniper. [Edible]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • “Hopback” planned for building on 1700 block of 14th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

  • Trader Joe’s next stop in D.C.? Glover Park. [UrbanTurf]

  • American Petroleum Institute could be Capitol Crossing’s first tenant. [Bisnow]

  • DBT Development plans 11-story, 74-unit condo building in Navy Yard. [Curbed DC]

  • Study recommends selling D.C. homes in September and October. [Curbed DC]

  • When it comes to cost, sometimes less is more in D.C. real estate. [Post]

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